Category Archive: family

Never too old

Never too old

“One rule of the game, in most times and places, is that it’s the young who are beautiful. The beauty ideal is always a youthful …

 

The neighbour

The neighbour

A neighbour of ours died yesterday. She lived next door. Down the street, on another block, in the next suburb, across town. In the next city …

 

Message in a jar

Message in a jar

1 January 2015 Dear whoever you are For many months now my husband Lynsey has been asking me to write to you. He informed me that his …

 

The perfect storm

The perfect storm

“The shower creates the perfect storm for the perfect idea.” – Mental Floss The instant the water touches my skin my whole being changes. Calmness descends and …

 

Being here

Being here

How I wish, how I wish you were here. We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year. Running over the same old ground. What …

 

Heart beat

Heart beat

Our kitchen is unlikely to feature in any fashionable magazine. Ever. It’s not that kind of place. No, our kitchen is more likely to be found …

 

Waffle delight

Waffle delight

Over the last week our meals have been initiated by a body driven need to eat as opposed to any kind of time driven protocol. …

 

Christmas Plan B

Christmas Plan B

As Lynsey has already shared, we hadn’t planned on being home for Christmas. After only one day away we discovered we couldn’t continue to our …

 

A gift of roses

A gift of roses

When I was a kid we used to visit my grandparents. My grandparents scared me. We lived quite a distance apart and we didn’t get …

 

A widening in the road

A widening in the road

Our plans for Christmas have changed. The plan was we spend a couple of nights in Turangi on the way to Auckland, and we celebrate …